Updated COVID-19 Public Health Orders – October 20, 2020

Last week, both Denver Mayor Michael B Hancock and Colorado Governor Jared Polis expressed concerns about increasing COVID-19 infection rates and related hospitalizations in Denver and Colorado.

On Friday, Oct. 16, Mayor Hancock announced new public health measures that require people to wear face coverings in more settings and that reduced the number of people who can gather from 10 to five.

The stricter mask mandate is effective immediately until further notice, and the limiting gatherings to five order is effective now through Nov. 16.

The gathering order does not apply to permitted special events (such as the Day of the Dead 5K) that follow all related city requirements because of mandated requirements and oversight of those activities.

Race Day Protocols for Sunday, November 1, 2020

Cleaning and Sanitation:
  • Reduced racer touch points to minimize physical interaction
  • Additional cleaning and sanitization of areas, such as toilets, check-in area, etc.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at registration and finish area
  • Face masks for event staff and volunteers
  • All runners will be required to wear a face mask at common areas such as the start/finish line and packet pick-up
Social Distancing:
  • Racers are asked to arrive on site no more than 30 minutes before their scheduled start time
  • No race day registration
  • Race start in waves to ensure social distancing – 25 runners every two minutes with a max of 175 per wave.
  • Participant caps
  • After finishing, runners will have prepackaged food and drink options in the designated area. We ask that they depart the race area within 15 minutes of crossing the finish line.
Additional Race Day Requirements:
  • Timing will be based on chip time
  • No awards ceremony – awards will be available for pick up at Runners Roost on Colorado Blvd for two weeks after the event.
*These are preliminary and subject to be updated based on best practices, as recommended by government agencies.